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    The Nicest NM-MT Example In The Hobby!

    1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal Ty Cobb (Red Portrait) SGC 88 NM/MT 8. Soon after his Detroit Tigers fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1909 World Series, the only meeting between these two Dead Ball era legends, Cobb lamented of Honus Wagner, "That god damned Dutchman is the only man in the game I can't scare." It was around that time that two of the most famous baseball cards in the collecting hobby were born, each a member of the fabled T206 set that has fascinated hobbyists for a full century. And one hundred years after Cobb and Wagner battled for supremacy in the sixth edition of the Fall Classic, their rivalry continues.

    When factoring condition into the assessment, the listed beauty is even more scarce than the Wagner representation that has captured the imagination of the hobby for over a century. Of the hundreds of SC and unspecified entries, only six other red-portrait Cobbs share this specimen's lofty SGC 88 NM/MT 8 rating, a status surpassed only twice. This is the lone confirmed example with a Sweet Caporal reverse. Some of the finest T206s known came from the famous "Southern Find" of T206s. After being seen by veteran hobbyists it was thought this card, being of such high quality may have originated from that find.

    As to be expected from an entry at the penthouse of the grading structure, the quest to find any shortcomings can be dismissed. A bold statement for a card issued during the Dead Ball Era when antiquated production methodology. Color and registration are effectively flawless, and a stunning absence of wear leaves the corners as sharp as Cobb's famous spikes. A gorgeous representation for the uncompromising collector.


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    May, 2017
    11th-13th Thursday-Saturday
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